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Old 03-07-2007, 07:24 PM   #1
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Default Windows Crash

My computer just crashed and gave me and error readout printed All across the screen, I was wondering if someone could help me decifer the part that I managed to write down before time out:


A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent further damage.

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL(this part was halfway through writing when turned off so may not have correct ending)


anyone know what it means by driver IRQL?
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:02 PM   #2
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You have a driver issue. What you need is the code number too.
It should look like this: STOP: 0x0000000D1 (0x0000000D,0x0000005,0x00000001,0xF74D7352)

Here is an article in the MS Knowledge Base that will help you find the offending driver: How to debug a system after you receive Stop Error IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (0xA).

Have you installed any new drivers or hardware lately?
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:55 PM   #3
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i do have to ask this from personal experiance, do you have any dlink wireless cards? if so i would suspect this immediatly. I had two comptuers get that error many times, and point twords teh file A3AB.sys which is the DLINk driver file. All driver versions did it.
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Old 03-08-2007, 12:36 AM   #4
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Do a system restore if possible.
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